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Barbara Billingsley
Birth: Dec. 22, 1915
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 2010
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actress. Born Barbara Lillian Combes, she attended Los Angeles Junior College in the mid 1930s and then moved to New York City, where she worked as a model. In 1945 she received a contract from MGM, and she appeared in several films during the late 1940s and 1950s, sometimes without screen credit. In the 1950s she turned to television and appeared in shows including the sitcoms "Professional Father" and "The Brothers", as well as guest starring on "The Abbott and Costello Show", the David Niven anthology series "Four Star Playhouse" and the sitcom "Mr. Adams and Eve". In 1957 Billingsley began starring in the sitcom "Leave it to Beaver" as June Cleaver, mother to Wally and Theodore, nicknamed "Beaver". She appeared in her most famous role for 234 episodes, remaining with the show until it ended after six seasons. After 17 years of semi-retirement, Billingsley returned to movies in 1980's "Airplane!", creating another iconic role by spoofing her wholesome image with a brief appearance in this send-up of 1970s disaster movies as a middle-aged white passenger who could translate between a white stewardess and two African-American passengers because "I speak jive". She also appeared in "The New Leave it to Beaver", which ran from 1983 to 1989, and voiced the character of "Nanny" in the "Muppet Babies" cartoon from 1984 to 1991. Billingsley continued to act occasionally, including appearances on the sitcoms "Roseanne" and "My Name is Earl", and died at her home after having dealt for several years with the effects of a rheumatoid disease. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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  Glen A Billingsley (1912 - 1984)*
 
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Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Block 12, Lot 120 Grave A
GPS (lat/lon): 34.01736, -118.4743
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Oct 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60193700
Barbara Billingsley
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You were the perfect tv mother rest in peace
- patrick milo
 Added: Sep. 20, 2014
Rest in peace, pretty lady....watching Leave it to Beaver and I thought of you...You were a fabulous Mama...Thanks for the memories
- Lisa Lackey-Reeves
 Added: Sep. 19, 2014

- Matthew Jenkins
 Added: Sep. 13, 2014
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